Posted January 31, 2017

Carlisle buys Arbo Holdings

Carlisle Companies announced the acquisition of Arbo Holdings Limited, a provider of sealants, coatings and membrane systems.

With annual sales of approximately $14 million and 72 employees, Arbo is based in Belper, England, where the company manufactures a range of sealants, coatings and other building envelope products to the UK and European construction markets for waterproofing and air and vapor barrier applications. The company was privately-owned and has been in business for many years. The Arbo brand has excellent industry recognition and the company enjoys a leading position in the UK construction and waterproofing markets.

The business will operate as a unit within Carlisle Construction Materials, a manufacturer of a complete range of roofing and waterproofing products for commercial and industrial buildings, including single-ply roofing, rigid foam insulations, below grade waterproofing and air/vapor barrier systems.

“The acquisition of Arbo complements our leading position in EPDM (rubber) roofing systems in Europe and adds new products to our weatherproofing offerings used to improve the thermal performance of buildings. Arbo provides Carlisle additional channels for our existing products and a strong foundation from which to grow Arbo’s business throughout Europe. We are pleased to welcome the Arbo team to Carlisle,” said D. Christian “Chris” Koch, Carlisle’s president and chief executive officer.